Local Historical Newspapers

Trove has added two more local historical newspapers to its Victorian newspapers collection now totalling 139 papers. The Heidelberg News and Greensborough and Diamond Creek Chronicle 1914 - 1916 and Heidelberg News and Greensborough Eltham and Diamond Creek Chronicle 1916- 1918 are the new additions.  Along with other local papers: Advertiser (Hurstbridge, Vic. : 1922-1939) Eltham and Whittlesea…
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Flashmobbing By The Fireside

Click on the picture to be taken directly to the 52 Flashmobs website It was all  Flashmobs and fun during The Reading Hour on Saturday night as the pyjama-wearing teddy bear-toting Nell Street Painters surprised us all with a flash mob while we were reading quietly by the fire for the Reading Hour…
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Emergency Art

 Endless Black by Megan Burke A short story that was written for Emergency Art as part of Winter in Banyule 2012. The girls walked to the tank at dusk. Ava snuck out, jumping over the fence and gave Buster a bone to keep him quiet; Jilly banged the front wire door shut behind her as she…
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Sensory Play Day at Lalor Library

This week Lalor Library hosted a hands on Sensory Play Day for Preschoolers. There was lots of colourful activities for children to get involved in, from play dough and pasta necklaces... ... to squishy jelly and potato stampers!   Children experienced the joy of playing with different colours and textures, and there were many happy…
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Craft and Creativity

  If you are a craft-minded individual, whether it be knitting, beading, patchwork, quilting or any other crafty pursuit, we have a large selection of magazines to further inspire and entice you. Within the pages of Australian Country Craft and Decorating, Australian Country Collections, Australian Homespun, Australian Knitting, Australian Patchwork and Quilting, Australian Quilters’ Companion…
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A Green Thumb

If you like to get down and dirty in the garden, come and visit your local library for some inspiration. We have a wheelbarrow-load of garden-related magazines for you to dig into. Whether it is a guide for what-to-plant-where, some inventive garden design, or what to do with a glut of tomatoes, we have you…
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Heartbeat of Africa

Asanti Dance Theatre taught the children at Watsonia Library the thumping tradition of drumming. Shaba and Cofi filled the air with the rhythms of Africa with the occasional mention of other countries. To ease the pain of well-played palms, Shaba taught the families how to dance. The end of the school holiday program finished with…
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Ted- A Movie Review

Click on the picture to be taken directly to the Ted website How can a movie about a talking teddy bear possibly appeal to adults? That was the question that I asked myself before I went to see Ted, the latest movie from Seth MacFarlane, who is better known for creating and voicing some of…
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Going for Gold

Ready, Steady Go! and they're racing along the straights. Who is going to win a gold medal and be crowned with an olive wreath at the podium? Everyone is! All the kids had a great day making medals out of clay and decorating the wreaths with olive branches from Suzi's garden. Thanks Suzi for creating…
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